Even though Wednesday is considered the "big" night in television, Thursday's line-up is still filled with more shows than any one person could want to watch. While not every show is great, there are more than enough hidden gems for you to find – if you take the time to look. (Hint: The League – You're welcome!)
Tonight, Last Resort finds the sub being attacked by an unknown force; The Vampire Diaries forces Stefan and Klaus to form an alliance to save the town; Burn Notice returns from hiatus with Michael escaping Panama; Parks & Recreations brings Ben's divorced parents; Elementary has Sherlock meeting with his father (maybe); The League reveals who is smarter, Ruxin or Taco? – and much more…
What will you be watching?
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Last Resort (ABC)
The Vampire Diaries (CW)
The Voice (NBC)
The X Factor (Fox)
Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Beauty and the Beast (CW)
Burn Notice (USA) [Season 6 Fall Premiere]
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Jungle Gold (Discovery) [Special Episode]
The Office (NBC)
Person of Interest (CBS)
Parks & Recreation (NBC)
The League (FX)
Brand X with Russell Brand (FX)
Totally Biased with W. Kamu Bell (FX)
Children's Hostpital (Adult Swim)
You can check out the episode descriptions and trailers of our TV picks below:
Last Resort – "Another Fine Navy Day" Preview
The crew is hit with an attack by an unknown force unlike anything they've seen before. As confusion and aggression take hold, Marcus and Sam can no longer trust their own senses even as they race to save the sub and defend the island.
The Vampire Diaries – "The Killer" Preview
Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) form an uneasy alliance to try and contain the danger that Connor (guest star Todd Williams) has unleashed on the town. When Connor takes Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), Matt (Zach Roerig) and April (guest star Grace Phipps) hostage at the Grill, Stefan and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) have a serious disagreement about the best course of action, and Elena (Nina Dobrev) is again caught between the two brothers. The situation quickly turns violent when Klaus sends one of his hybrids, Dean (guest star Blake Hood, "The Young and the Restless") to stand up to Connor. Caroline (Candice Accola) is surprised to find Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) at the Lockwood mansion. Meanwhile, Professor Shane (guest star David Alpay) works with Bonnie (Kat Graham) to help her get past her fear and guilt.
Burn Notice – "Desperate Measure/Means & Ends" Preview
The gang cook up a hijacking scheme in order to escape from Panama, while Michael tries to skirt a Panamanian drug runner. Elsewhere, Michael teams up with a former enemy to deal with an even bigger foe.
Elementary – "Flight Risk" Preview
Sherlock tries to prove that one of people whose body was found in the wreckage of a small plane crash was actually killed before the plane went down. Meanwhile, Watson tries to convince Sherlock to meet with his elusive father.
The League – "Judge MacArthur" Preview
Kevin decides to run for judge and ends up at a charity event with Bills Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The guys take an intelligence test to decide who's the smartest. Andre refuses to believe he's balding.